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Parents Against Expanded Learning Time (PAELT (pronounced "pelt")) is a group of parents from Pepperell, Townsend and Ashby, MA who think that Expanded Learning Time (ELT) is wrong for our children and for our communities.  The North Middlesex Regional School District (NMRSD) superintendent, Dr. Maureen Marshall, is considering implementing this program for the Varnum Brook Elementary School in Pepperell as as a pilot program before introducing it to all NMRSD schools.  Below, please find links for more information and for ways you can help us oppose this program.

Announcements

  • Success! The following letter was brought home today by our 7 year-old:[on NMRSD letterhead]October 28, 2008Dear Parents and Guardians:It is not without regret that we inform ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2008, 7:36 PM by John Anderson
  • We're still in the news... An article in the Lowell Sun mentions PAELT specifically when reporting about ELT at Varnum Brook.  If it is archived, you can find it in our news section.Fiona and ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2008, 6:30 PM by John Anderson
  • Meeting Notes The meeting was held on Monday, August 25th, and the bottom line is that Dr. Marshall believes that the ELT grant for VBES is not going to happen, as the ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2008, 10:13 AM by John Anderson
  • Meeting Location Moved The location for the meeting with Dr. Marshall has been moved to Nissitissit Middle School (33 Chace Avenue, Pepperell, MA).  The time and date are still the same, 4PM to ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2008, 7:08 AM by John Anderson
  • PAELT is featured twice in the Pepperell Free Press today The online version of the headline story can be found here.  Our copy can be found here if online story is archived.There are a couple of minor errors in ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2008, 5:37 PM by John Anderson
  • Letters Needed to Sarah McLaughlin at MA DOE We have discovered that the person reviewing the application will be Sarah McLaughlin, MA DOE, 350 Main St 5th fl, Malden, MA  02148; 781-338-3589; email smclaughlin@doe.mass ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2008, 10:07 AM by Fiona Anderson
  • Meeting with Dr. Marshall August 25th at 4:00!!!! We have a meeting with Dr. Marshall on Monday, August 25th, at 4:00 pm, at Nissitissit Middle School (33 Chace Avenue, Pepperell, MA) in the Auditorium.  This is our ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2008, 7:11 AM by John Anderson
  • First Meeting Notes About 25 people showed up with a reporter from Pepperell Free Press in attendance as well.  Those who could not show up were clogging the library's front desk with ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2008, 7:28 PM by John Anderson
  • First Meeting Our first meeting is August 6th at the Lawrence Library on Main Street from 4PM to 6PM.  All parents who are opposed to ELT are welcome to attend.
    Posted Aug 6, 2008, 12:28 PM by John Anderson
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